Exceptional Education Assistant

Greater Nashville Area, TN
School Support – Exceptional Education Assistant
Full Time
LEAD Public Schools grows both students and staff. We are expanding high-quality education throughout the Nashville area, and we need thoughtful, growth minded staff members to do that work. LEAD Public Schools employees are a rare bunch: driven to go the extra mile in driving student success, collaborative to the core, always striving to become a better educator, and finding ways to infuse fun and joy into the work environment. We are always on the lookout for how to make LEAD Public Schools a better place for our scholars and our families. #whyILEAD 

LEAD Public Schools is a network of six public charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee. From 5th through 12th grades, our schools serve predominantly minority and low-income populations who are likely to be first-generation college attendees. The first five graduating classes of LEAD Academy High School -- the first in the school's history -- all earned 100 percent acceptance to college. Our academic success is rooted in the foundation of social-emotional learning programs and practices, including a commitment to Crew and our five Ethos: our students and staff members LEAD because they are COMMITTED, COURAGEOUS, DISCIPLINED, SELF-RELIANT and, above else, they always SERVE OTHERS.

There are many public charter schools and many models. LEAD Public Schools prides itself on being different. We balance rigor and love, taking head on the challenges that make a person academically successful and building the relationships that make them emotionally independent.

LEAD Public Schools is currently seeking an Exceptional Education (Ex.Ed) Assistant to work one on one with a student. Reporting to the School Director, the Ex.Ed Assistant helps to meet the unique needs of specific students and to individualize student learning. Ex.Ed Assistants supervise students in a variety of settings, within sight supervision at all times.  Ex.Ed Assistants work with assigned students or with groups of students to ensure student learning and behavioral objectives are achieved.       

Instructional Performance Responsibilities and Duties

    • Assist in the instruction of students with and without disabilities under the direct supervision of a fully certified teacher
    • Instructional assistance, under the direct supervision of a Ex.Ed teacher, shall include serving students with any disability or disabilities in educational setting appropriate to meet the educational requirements set forth by the district, federal, and state mandates, and individualized education plans
    • Prepare materials for various levels of instruction in collaboration with the teacher and under direct supervision of the teacher
    • Assist with the provided supplemental and follow up activities to instructional content and materials
    • Participate in parent/guardian conference meetings during the regular school day when requested to attend
    • Maintain good rapport with parents/guardians
    • Maximize student interaction by providing opportunities to participate in instruction with their peers under the direct supervision of the teacher
    • Assist with the provided appropriate modifications and accommodations to ensure success
    • Assist in communication to staff, students, and parents/guardians

Non Instructional Responsibilities and Duties

    • Assist with maintaining order by enforcing school behavior expectations, classroom rules, and student behavior intervention plans
    • Assist with classroom record keeping at the direction of the teacher
    • Assist with operation of classroom equipment with proper training that includes, but is not limited to, computers and various software programs, overhead projectors, LCD, etc.
    • If required, assist with supervising lunchroom, hall, and playground areas that pertain to the classroom to which assistant is assigned
    • Assist is food preparation and food clean up during snack or lunch if applicable 
    • As assigned, provide one on one assistance to students
    • With proper training, assist students with personal care needs including but not limited to: toileting (including diaper changing), dressing, feeding (excludes tube feeding), opening food packages, and physical movement under the supervision of OT/PT and/or SLP
    • Other related duties as assigned
LEAD Public Schools offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

LEAD Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.